Allblk, a streaming network created by AMC Networks, is developing a new series created by Jean Elie (Insecure) and Mike Gauyo (Ginny & Georgia).
Elie, who played Issa Dee’s younger brother on Insecure, and Gauyo, who served as a writer on the award-winning HBO series, have reunited to create Send Help. The coming-of-age dark comedy follows a first-generation Haitian American young man who relocates from Brockton, MA to Los Angeles to follow his dreams of “making it” as an actor in Hollywood.
In addition to chronicling the challenges that Fritz (Elie) encounters in his journey, Send Help will also show him navigating being the new “man of the family,” while also dipping his toes in the L.A. dating scene. Themes of imposter syndrome, Hollywood dynamics, family, and the nuance of being first-generation will be featured in the seven-episode first season. Like most main characters worth watching, Fritz has a tendency to avoid these issues, which will most definitely lead to some interesting television.
With production set to begin in early 2022, the first season will be directed by Stewart Yost with Matt Hoklotubbe, Michael J. McGarry, and Francesca Smith producing in association with Whistle Studios.